Sassafras - SCAR Alternate

Total Miles


1,063.56 ft



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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This scenic out and back trail is located West of Table Rock and largely paved. It will lead you to South Carolina's highest point of elevation and is a great addition to the main South Carolina Adventure Route loop. If you have the time, it's worth the stop. About the SCARThe South Carolina Adventure Route loops through approximately 1,000 miles of rural South Carolina. Along this route, you'll enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Atlantic Ocean, diverse forests, cotton fields, state parks, historical sites, and quaint towns. The SCAR also connects to the Smokey Mountains 500, the Georgia Traverse, and the Trans-America Trail (TAT), providing riders on those trails with a scenic route to the Atlantic coast at Edisto Beach. The roads along the SCAR are a mix of pavement and dirt, 60% and 40% respectively, with the surface alternating between gravel, dirt, clay, and sand. The route is not exceptionally technical, but dry conditions can leave the sandy roads loose, while wet conditions can leave the mud and clay roads slick and rutted. Travelers should expect to encounter deep sand and sizable mud holes in the worst conditions.

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Sassafras - SCAR Alternate
Sassafras - SCAR Alternate
Sassafras - SCAR Alternate


An easy largely paved path along the South Carolina Adventure Route to the highest point in the region

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Status Reports

Owen Visser
Jun 24, 2023

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